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3 Advantages of Detox Before Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 24, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Drug and alcohol detox is a necessary first step for some people facing long-term addiction use or active addiction. If you cannot stop using even though you want to do so, a detox center may be the right option for…

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4 Benefits of Outpatient Treatment Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 10, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 The goal of addiction treatment is to effectively change behaviors to prevent drug or alcohol’s continued use. In nearly every case, this starts with a consultation and assessment. For some people, outpatient therapy is the right first step. It may…

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The Impact of PTSD On Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 4, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder. In it, a person experiences flashbacks, intense memories, and anxiety related to a past trauma. Some people use alcohol to manage these intrusive symptoms. Alcoholism can develop from this…

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4 Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 3, 2021 Updated: February 8, 2021 A partial hospitalization program is a type of mental health and addiction treatment program. It is a structured program in which therapy is obtained several hours each day and often for three to five days each week. This type of…

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4 Ways to Identify Alcohol Dependence

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 19, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Alcohol dependence is not always easy to spot. Since light to moderate drinking is socially acceptable, people can overlook or dismiss warning signs. Recognizing the symptoms of alcohol addiction in one’s self can be even more challenging. This is especially…

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COVID and Alcohol Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 People with an alcohol use disorder are battling a chronic illness that impacts everything about their life. They may start by having a few drinks after work, then have the disease progress to the point where that person spends most…

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3 Types of Outpatient Rehab Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 30, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 There are many approaches to treating substance use disorders. The most common ones are residential and outpatient rehab plans. If you choose to join a residential program in Northern Illinois Recovery, you will have to spend your time at our…

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What Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Distracted drivers are shattering the lives of many people on roadways. The month of December is vital to reaffirm America’s commitment to reduce accidents resulting from impaired driving. The month is a time to spread awareness about the dangers of…

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care In Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 23, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Many factors may have contributed to the onset of your substance use disorder. While these illnesses are different for everyone, past trauma is one of the leading reasons for drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, the addiction treatment facility at Northern…

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4 Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 16, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 If you are suffering from an alcohol use disorder, the risk of abusing other substances is often high. Most people who binge drink also abuse prescription painkillers, such as opioids. Individuals often engage in polysubstance abuse to enhance the euphoric…